Archive for the ‘Retail’ category

Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work and innovation

The growth of retail in sub-Saharan Africa is good news, however, it has a down side for other retailers.

Random reflections from a week in Lusaka

How we made it in Africa’s‘s Kate Douglas reflects on some of the business and social characteristics of Lusaka.

How Dutch-based Vlisco became one of Africa’s most popular fashion companies

Vlisco has products for every price point.

Westgate one year on: Entrepreneurs recount their experiences

How we made it in Africa speaks to the business owners who were affected by the tragedy.

‘No secret to doing business in Africa,’ says Nakumatt MD Atul Shah

“Just deliver your promises to customers and respect the cultural norms.”

US-Africa Summit: Six investment ideas for US firms seeking returns in Africa

Investment perspectives from top business leaders.

Want to crack the Nigerian market? Five tips for consumer goods companies

McKinsey shares some strategies for success in the Nigerian market.

Consumer potential: Three Nigerian city clusters to compete with Lagos

McKinsey suggests three city clusters in Nigeria with sizable populations to rival Lagos.

Don’t ignore what Africa does best – the informal sector

Nigerian-American journalist and author, Dayo Olopade, talks about the heart of Africa’s commercial activity.

E-commerce could challenge bricks and mortar retail in Africa

Online retailers such as Zando and Jumia have ambitious growth plans.

Why Woolworths’ African food stores rely on exports from South Africa

Woolworths is expanding its African food operations, but sourcing local fresh produce remains a challenge.

Kenya’s modern shopping mall boom reaches secondary towns

Buffalo Mall will be the first mall in the town of Naivasha.

Local businesses should capitalise on Africa’s rising opportunities, says DHL

DHL highlights opportunities for African entrepreneurs and SMEs in the continent.

Executives rank South Africa as a top FDI destination, despite weakening economy

South Africa ranked as only African country in A.T. Kearney’s top 25 most attractive FDI markets.

Mismatch in franchise industry could be fatal to business success

“Don’t buy a restaurant franchise if you like to go to sleep early.”